Just after people's thoughts on the PS4 launch...
Would like to do the same for the 720, but as there is zero concrete information, we'll have to wait for nearer the time.
The question is:
Assuming the PS4 is available at the end of 2013 / start of 2014, what features it has currently shown do you think will be up and running on day 1?
Watching your friends play and join in remotly
Sharing and editing gameplay
Downloading games and playing them at the same time
If anyone can think of anymore, please add them.
Reasons for the question are:
What we have seen happen over the last few years, is a lot of features and applications that are sometimes 'over promised' by a company.
Sometimes these features arrive late, sometimes they are purposely 'drip fed' as a means to keep the console 'new and fresh', and sometimes they plain don't work or are scrapped.
Nintendo is a good example of this at the moment with the Wii U. The interface has got a lot better, but there were some pretty poor problems with large day 1 patches, sluggish OS etc...
We are about 6 months in, and it's only just being tackled now.
Sony also dropped the ball on the Vita too IMO. A lot of features promised like remote play didn't work that well or took a long while to come out.
With the announcement of PS4, Sony has promised a lot of really cool features, but Im still dubious as to how a lot of these will work smoothly, or if we will even see them for another few years.
Things like PS Plus, how is this going to work? If games aren't able to be streamed from Gaikai at launch, it's going to take a long while to build up a 'instant game colloection'.
Will PSN games like Journey be instantly transferable? (Same question for XBLA games)
What will be the quality of Gaikai streaming. Will Uncharted 3 being streamed look worse than it playing off the disc on my PS3, and will I have to pay for it again?
Will the network be ready for the thousands and thousands of players all recording video clips on games like COD and FIFA? Miiverse only has to log small black and white pictures, this is a hugely different undertaking.
So, any thoughts? I hope we will know more at E3!
A console launch in this day and age must make any company shit bricks! ;)